Sia Ming Yean

Sia Ming Yean graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Nottingham Malaysia in 2015. She secured a summer internship in 2014 and conducted a study on the representation of idioms in bilinguals. After graduating, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Nottingham Malaysia on the topic of linguistic biases in word learning. In 2019, when the research assistant contract ended, she defended her thesis successfully and graduated with a PhD in Psychology. Sia presented her work at the 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2016) in Japan and at the International Connect Malaysia Conference in the University of Reading in 2018. She has also taken part in several competitions and was a Runner-up in the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in the University of Nottingham Malaysia.

Sia’s research interest includes word learning strategies in children, bilingual cognitive function, differences between simultaneous and early sequential bilinguals and holistic approaches in measuring bilingual proficiency. She is currently working in Georg-Elias Universität Göttingen as a postdoctoral researcher.